Comments: Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where Shadows lie.
So named for the foul gurgle he makes in his throat, Gollum is a pitiable and wretched creature, enslaved by his desire for the One Ring. His need for it drives him relentlessly, corrupting his mind and twisting his tiny body in to a mangled, sinewy echo of his former self. In his weary frame a fearsome debate rages between his two selves, Smeagol, the tortured bones of his old identity, and Gollum, his spiteful new self, born of the domination of the Ring. In this debate Gollum fights to convince himself to betray his sworn master, Frodo, and take back that which he craves.